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Updated to Q1 2017
European isopropanol (IPA) spot prices shot up in the first quarter with domestic and global markets both tightening. Prices have risen by almost a quarter since the beginning of January.
At the beginning of the quarter, the upward trend was due to tightness experienced by European producers following stronger than expected December sales. US prices have also risen due to high propylene prices and stronger downstream markets, with US IPA supplying approximately 15% of European demand. European producers have also attempted to pass on higher feedstock propylene prices from January onwards onto European IPA prices.
The subsequent tightness has also reduced market availability from at least one domestic producer as its supply is overstretched, according to sources. Strong downstream demand due to a healthier European economy has also contributed to this trend with upbeat PMI trends seen in January and February. In addition, low water levels on the Rhine have contributed to the tightness, particularly early on in the quarter.
The European isopropanol (IPA) report is a weekly report published every Friday. Now, in that report we focus on pharmaceutical and technical grade prices. What that does is give us a holistic view across the market. So we know the trends that are going on; we know prices, and we can compare those prices to come up with a complete price for isopropanol.
We speak to all the key producers, all of the key buyers and traders. IPA is a predominantly distribution led market.
So we speak to a number of distributors in order to gain a picture across the entirety of the market. What that does, is that it ensures that our information is accurate, timely and reliable
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